Election 2016

Did Republicans Really Just Bring the Confederate Flag into the Zika Debate?

esquire.comIf, in the Congress of a reunited United States, 151 years after everybody got together at Appomattox, ol’ Jeff Davis can triumph over a genuine public health crisis, can we really determine who won that damn war, or whether or not what happened at Gettysburg was worth all the fuss?

You may have noticed that the Senate proved unable to pass a dog’s breakfast of a funding bill to help fight the encroaching Zika virus. This is because the Democratic minority declined to vote for it. The reasons for this were simple: The bill had turned into a sop for the angry white Christianist bigot base vital to the re-election chances of Republican senators.

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